- After the delays in waiting for the Covid-19 vaccine last year, Sweden and its Nordic neighbours are now looking into starting joint vaccine production facilities to be prepared for future pandemics.
- A feasibility study is to be carried out for completion in May.
- “It’s about trying to find a solution so that in a future pandemic when we need it we have a greater and better capacity to be able to quickly provide our citizens with vaccines,” says Minister of Trade and Industry Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson to news agency TT.
Related stories from around the North:
Antarctica: U.K. delivers COVID-19 vaccine to British station in Antarctica, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Finnish PM seeks to lift all Covid restrictions in February, Yle News
Greenland: Greenland widens alcohol bans in order to control spread of COVID-19, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Murmansk tightens COVID-19 restrictions while Norway eases them, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Amid record Covid-19 cases in both countries, Norway ends mandatory entry quarantine for travelers from Russia, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden to lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions from February 9th, Radio Sweden